See your people, like stray sheep cry
Weeping, grieving, asking why
Why have their shepherds led them astray?
To barren soil, to earth turned gray?
Where the swine wallow in drunk delight
Where the Snake prowls in the shroud of night?
What is this place, where the winds does not blow
And where even the weeds refuse to grow?
Oh Lady in white, of flowers bound
Look to the sheep upon the ground
Figures curled, they wail in sleep
Soaked in tears, of sorrows deep
Oh Lady in white, of joy conceive
Tell them of their hearts' reprieve
The moment when night like ashes fall
And come, oh sunshine, your voice will call!
But for now, the Lady said, take heart
Though the Snake has come to tear thee apart!
It hungers and craves like a vulture preys
It is starved and wasted, like flesh decays
And so the Lady called out, steel your core!
The Snake sinks its teeth into your heels once more!
Though today our feet in sadness bled
Sings the Lady, we shall crush Its head!